|OJJDP Awards More Than $104 Million Toward Child Protection
October 17, 2018
On October 15, 2018, OJJDP announced awards of more than $104 million to support efforts to enhance state, local, and tribal jurisdictions' capabilities to protect children and respond to juvenile victimization. OJJDP awarded grants to more than 90 sites, jurisdictions, and task forces nationwide to help communities find missing children, support law enforcement, and increase public safety through prosecution of those seeking to abuse or exploit children. "Protecting youth and increasing public safety are central to OJJDP's work and these grant awards," said OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp.
The grants include:
- More than $42 million to support missing and exploited children programs and services.
- A total of $29.35 million to help combat and prevent Internet crimes against children.
- More than $20.5 million to fund services for victims of child abuse.
- A total of $10.62 million to serve children who are victims of neglect or abuse, including those in dependency or child welfare systems.
- A total of $1.75 million to fund child abuse training for judicial and court personnel.
- For additional information about these awards, see OJP's fact sheet.